The halftime show from Sunday’s Super Bowl on Fox, in which pop star Lady Gaga “strutted, sang, danced and seemed to fly through the air,” fell short of breaking the viewership record, Deadline.com reports.
“Reaching back into her extensive catalog, the Grammy winner and ‘American Horror Story’ actress snared 117.5 million viewers on Fox for her 13-minute performance at NRG Stadium in Houston,” Deadline reports, noting that Fox is measuring the turnout for the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET segment even though, technically, Gaga got rolling at 8:13.
The all-time mark is still held by Katy Perry for her performance at Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. Deadline notes that Perry’s halftime show drew 120.7 million viewers, meaning Lady Gaga’s gig was down about 3% from two years ago.
Sunday’s halftime was reportedly up almost 2% from the show a year ago, when Coldplay was featured along with Bruno Mars and Beyonce. Sunday’s set also pulled a 39.1 rating in the key 18-49 demo.